Flavio Poli

1900 - 1984

Flavio Poli was an Italian artist, known for his designs in glass.
Born in 1900, he was trained at the Istituto d'Arte di Venezia, then began work as a ceramicist.
In 1929, he began working for the company "I.V.A.M." as a designer of glassware. He was appointed artistic director of Barovier, Seguso & Ferro in 1934, where he devised a style of 'submerged' glass, with several transparent layers, one over the other. Within three years, he was a partner in the company.
He left Seguso in 1963. From 1964 to 1966 he led the artistic glass division of the Società Veneziana di Conterie e Cristallerie.
Poli died in 1984. A number of his works are in the Murano Glass Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, and MoMA in New York.
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